Why I Chose Eye Works & Transitions Lenses

Why I Chose Eye Works & Transitions Lenses

Transition lenses at Eye Works London
Transitions lenses at Eye Works London

Everyone desires natural 20/20 vision, but millions of people around the world require glasses or contact lenses to see clearly. Glasses are probably the most common, though. Now, if you’re a part of the unfortunate percentage that need them, you probably have concerns over your appearance.

You see, people often assume that wearing glasses dents your fashion and beauty, especially the younger generation. But, believe me, glasses can really complement your look and obviously aid your vision, which is the most important thing. If you’re prescribed them, make sure you search around for a pair that truly matches your unique style and feel comfortable.

Transition lenses at Eye Works London samanta bullock wheelchair model fashion glasse
Transitions lenses at Eye Works London

I’m someone that has needed glasses for many, many years. As I’ve got older, the frequency of my checks has increased to ensure that my eyes are healthy and I have the correct glasses. So, on the latest occasion, I chose to book an appointment with Eye Works – an independent optician based in London.

One of the factors that attracted me to them was that they utilise fully modern equipment to guarantee your eyes and vision are well looked after. Of course, as with any eye check, it includes thorough testing to assess absolutely everything. Once my examinations were finished, I was informed that everything was perfectly fine. Phew!

Transition lenses at Eye Works London samanta bullock wheelchair model fashion glasse
Transitions lenses at Eye Works London

Then I was led to the glasses and sunglasses section of the store, which is my favourite part. Why? Because I get to upgrade my glasses and choose a brand-new style. But, the most exciting thing about the Eye Works glasses is that they manufacture their glass using the latest Transitions lenses.

I selected a pair that suited me best and was amazed when I noticed the colour of the lenses change depending on the lighting. The Transitions lenses are actually available in a variety of different colours to begin with though, which is brilliant. On top of that, the lenses are adaptable to work effectively with both near and far vision. 

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Transitions lenses at Eye Works London

Not only was I super-impressed with how phenomenal they look, but I also appreciate how beneficial they are when it comes to my vision. It’s fair to say I’m making the most out of them.

In terms of my overall experience with Eye Works, it was a great one. All of the staff – including the optician – were extremely friendly, positive and dealt with me wonderfully. So, if you’re looking to enhance your glasses with Transitions lenses or you’re in need of a quality opticians in London, check out Eye Works.

Transition lenses at Eye Works London samanta bullock eye test wheelchair model fashion glasses
Transitions lenses at Eye Works London

If you want to find either of them on social media, here you are:

@transitionsopticaluk    https://www.transitions.com 

@eyeworks_london

I hope you have a fantastic year. Much Love Sam

An Illustration to Improve SCI Awareness- by Serena Siu Johnston

An Illustration to Improve SCI Awareness- by Serena Siu Johnston

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Samanta Bullock – Wheelchair Model by Serena Siu Johnston

Hi Guys

I don’t know if you saw my open letter, but I say: “There are people like me all over the world growing up without any reference to their part or place in society, without seeing others, like themselves, living a full and fulfilled life. Still, it is as though have a disability is to be invisible- to have the full spectrum of who you are and who could potentially became, ignored.” Because of that Serena and I have been working together this last month to improve SCI awareness.

She is an illustrator and painted me so we could spread the word about inclusion. It talks deep to her heart as she lives with this on a daily basis through her husband that likewise uses a wheelchair. It was an honour for me as I am a big admirer of her work. If you see it on Instagram you will be mesmerised with the quality and diversity of her drawings. Her handle is the_miss-s that a more personal one there she also shares her experience on inclusion with her husband.

Illustration. samanta bullock wheelchair model serena sis johnston
Serena Siu Johnston

They travel around the world showing accessibility and spreading awareness of inclusion. Her other account is serenasartto that is mainly her professional work. We connected over our mutual belief in inclusivity and fashion.

What can I say? I had the honour to be portrayed by her to make people aware about disability and how we can live our lives to the full.  Her passion and talent came from the inspiration of music, interesting people and people with a great message. I couldn’t wait to share with you the picture. Let me know if you like the illustration and what you like most about it. All comments are welcome.

I strongly suggest for you to follow her on Instagram or to order your custom illustration on www.serenasart.com 

Wouldn’t be great if in all aspects of life you were portrayed some how?

Love Sam x

 

Illustration. samanta bullock wheelchair model serena sis johnston

Illustration. samanta bullock wheelchair model serena sis johnston

A Rewalk Experience -with Marcela Turnage

A Rewalk Experience -with Marcela Turnage

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Gunda Hafner
Pict by Piotropacki

Hello guys

Few months ago Marcela came to England to visit and we had a photo shoot with Gunda Hafner and we also made a few videos to my youtube channel. She is one of the most prestigious ambassadors of Rewalk and I though it would be an interesting topic to talk with you guys here. Do you know what is Rewalk? If not please take a look at our video to know more about different ways that disabled people can walk.

I hope we could help and if you know some disabled people please send the video to them.

Much love. Sam

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Marcela with Gunda and Piotropacki

Resilience – Article from Adriana Chiari Magazine.

Resilience – Article from Adriana Chiari Magazine.

Hi Guys.

Samanta Bullock Fashions Finest Diversity & Fashion Panel
Fashions Finest
Peter Twiss. Pic by
Michael Atkinson

Here is the article from Adriana Chiari Magazine. It is in Portuguese but I will translate it and post here in case you don’t know the language. Here is the link for the full article in Portuguese. https://adrianachiarimagazine.net/blog/2018/8/2/resiliencia-por-samanta-bullock

Its a funny one as I am giving a talk about resilience in Brazil next month. Here is the link to the event: https://eduzz.com/curso/eEl5/.html?a=60762328

So I realise as everything about me is linked to this subject, so probably I am resilient and happy about that.

 

 

 

ENGLISH

Meet the story of the athlete and model Samanta Bullock

"People see the wheelchair as limiting, but it is extremely liberating, because without it I could not get around"

Easy smile, genuine beauty and an enviable disposition to break the world; so is Samanta Bullock.

Gaucha, 39, fights daily for the inclusion of all deficiencies in sport and fashion.
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Samanta Bullock
At age 14 Samanta was the victim of a firearm accident and became paraplegic. For the girl who played tennis and began to take the first steps as a model, this might seem like a nightmare, but that was not what happened.

From an early age she was a class leader and captain of the handball team at school, and neither did the accident stop the girl, who has always been passionate about sports.

At the age of 19, Samanta went to Porto Alegre to attend the University of Odontology, but difficulties such as access to the site and the structure of the classrooms that were not adapted to the course did not give up.
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Simone Belo
"The wheelchair is a potentiator: if you are already a strong person, it will leave you even stronger, especially to run after your rights within society; if you are a weaker person, from the moment you are in a wheelchair you will think that your world ended there. "

She began to work in the Legislative Assembly of Rio 
Grande do Sul, where she went through various areas andwas transferred to Brasília to work in the Federal Senate, which coincided with her treatment at Sarah Kubitcheck, where she did all the rehabilitation.

During the work in the Senate she got a special tennis project for the disable,started attending twice a week and from there he only left to compete representing Brazil in 3 world and Paralympic Games in 2007, where she won a silver medal in double with Rejane Candida against the United States. 


wheelchair model box samanta bullockIn 2012, already living in England, participated in the opening of the Paralympics in London, where he made a presentation on a 4-meter-high sway pole with choreography packed with music by singer Rhianna; one more challenge against the limitation has been overcome.

With a life and stories of successes through sport, she now works in the Paralympics International Committee, Proud Paralympian program, assisting in the empowerment of Paralympic athletes, teaching lectures on sports values, career transition and preparing athletes for the life of a sportsman.
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Since she started playing tennis, Samanta also began to be invited to take pictures as a model for sponsors, wheelchair factories, brands of clothes for wheelchair users, and at that moment realized that she could resume her modeling career that she had left behind .

Her first parade after the wheelchair went to a jeans brand in Goiânia, after that other work began to emerge; has already campaigned for major brands and had the opportunity to parade in Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Turkey and London.
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Shankhill
She is the ambassador of Fashion Inclusivo, a program in Brazil that has more than 100 disabled models, from Models of Diversity, a fashion and beauty media company focused on any type of beauty, and Parallel London, the first inclusive race event in the world .


Her biggest accomplishment was parading at this year's London Fashion Week for Designer Louise Linderoth; the collection of jeans designed for wheelchairs made Samanta shine on the catwalk.
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Samanta Bullock Fashions Finest Pict by @storiesbymartin
"Parading at London Fashion Week was the biggest thrill of my life, I waited 31 years for that moment."
For the future, Samanta plans a fashionable project in the area of ​​accessibility and continue fighting for accessibility in all areas.


Foto: Roy Ikoroha  / Peter Hogan / Ange Harper

Instagram : @SAMABULLOCK

Facebook : @samantabullockofficial